Out-of-home media owner Admedia will be launching its new large format digital-screen network –Admedia Nexus – across major UK motorway service areas.

Panasonic will be revealing its new Speed Convection Oven, aimed at visitors from the food to go sector, at the Commercial Kitchen show, at the NEC, in June.

A new paperless system is helping Forecourt Trader of the Year Sewell on the go to achieve a fuel cost recovery rate of 89% from customers who claim to have no means of payment.

Car wash specialist Istobal has won an innovation award for its virtual assistant to help customers with car wash selection.

PriceAdvantage, an American fuel price management software company and division of Skyline Products, has released a research report that provides insight into dynamic, day-part fuel pricing.

A hot food-to-go concept that is widespread across forecourts in Europe is being introduced into the UK. Sibylla, a Swedish fast food brand, is launching in the UK with the Sibylla 'Shop in Shop' concept.

TLM Technologies has revealed the first details about its next-generation epos solution, Evolution. It is being specifically built for the fuel and convenience (F&C) sector, and is designed not only to deliver the commonplace functionality of traditional epos systems, but also advanced features that more closely align with modern retail trends in the sector.

Xmo Strata's double

01 March, 2017

Sign installation and maintenance company Xmo Strata has won two out of four supplier awards given by global facilities management firm CBRE. CBRE turns over $10.9bn a year and has more than 70,000 employees in over 60 countries.

Tchibo to go! chose Valentine's Day to run its first consumer promotion offering all 100% Arabica regular and large drinks for only £1, compared to the normal cost of anything up to £2.40 for a large cup.

Jaguar drivers can now use their car's touchscreen to pay for fuel at Shell filling stations via a new cashless payment app.

Oil and environmental services provider Adler & Allan has appointed Ian Osborne as new group managing director, with a brief to continue the group’s drive in growth.

Hovis Soft White 800g loaf is undergoing a packaging update from February to highlight the loaf’s 2017 Product of the Year win within the bakery category.

Sign installation and maintenance company Xmo Strata has won two out of four supplier awards given by global facilities management firm CBRE.

A hot food to go concept that is widespread across forecourts in Europe is being introduced into the UK.

Petrol Sign, a division of MS International plc, has signed a five-year supply agreement with Esso Europe.

Tobacco solution

01 February, 2017

Mahmood Saleem, owner of Jet Ardeer Services in Stevenston, North Ayrshire, undertook a large-scale redevelopment of the site in 2016. The original 750sq ft convenience store was razed to the ground and replaced with a two-storey building that now houses a 2,700sq ft shop on the ground floor and offices, storage and staff facilities on the first floor.

Simple cash counting

01 February, 2017

Cashmaster is launching Cashmaster Connect, a new management information application for use with its newest count-by-weight cash-counting scales range Cashmaster One.

In-vehicle payment

01 February, 2017

Gilbarco Veeder-Root has joined with Honda in the development of an in-vehicle payment system which was previewed at the Consumer Technology Association's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month.

A Northumberland service station has seen hot beverage sales rise nearly 20% after the installation of a new Ringtons hot drinks tower in its forecourt shop.

TLM Technologies has revealed the first details about its next-generation EPOS solution, Evolution.

Petrol Sign, a division of MS International plc, has signed a five-year supply agreement with Esso Europe.

Gilbarco Veeder-Root has partnered Honda in development of an in-vehicle payment system which was previewed at the CES (Consumer Technology Association) show in Las Vegas last week.

A crime report logged using the Forecourt Eye platform has added vital new information to the police investigation into the incident where a cashier was hit by a car during an alleged robbery in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Auto industry waste specialist Slicker Recycling has added a full interceptor and car wash cleaning service through its purchase of the John Rome business from the Avanti Group.

Extended partnership

09 January, 2017

Clear Channel UK has extended its media sales partnership with screen solutions provider Amscreen. The deal sees the company continuing to sell advertising opportunities on the national screen network for a further three years. It provides Clear Channel UK with exclusive rights to selling advertising opportunities across this 2,700-plus digital out-of-home network. The network reaches 18.4 million adults every two weeks through a national presence in leading forecourt and convenience locations operated by Tesco, BP, Shell and Esso, as well as other leading independents.

Petrotec buys Wayne

09 January, 2017

Petrotec Group has been revealed as the buyer of Wayne Fueling Systems' UK distribution business, a deal that was forced on the company by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The Wayne UK acquisition will enlarge Petrotec's presence in the UK by combining its activities with those already carried out directly by Petrotec, which was established in the UK in 2013.

Miles at the pumps

09 January, 2017

BP is testing new pump technology in the US which includes a tablet that enables customers to interact with an artificial intelligence personality called 'Miles'. It is being trialled at several forecourts in Chicago and New York, initially for three months.

Top 50 Indie The Kay Group has installed a cloud-based workforce management system into all of its retail forecourts across the UK. The staff rostering programme, developed by Shopworks, is designed to give companies greater control over their staff management, and is expected to provide improved efficiencies in payroll.

A Northumberland service stations has seen hot beverage sales rise nearly 20% after the installation of a new Ringtons hot drinks tower in its forecourt shop.

Clear Channel UK has extended its media sales partnership with screen solutions provider Amscreen. The deal sees the company continuing to sell advertising opportunities on the national screen network for a further three years.

A crime report logged using the Forecourt Eye platform has added vital new information to the investigation by police of the cashier hit by a car during an alleged robbery in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

BP is testing new pump technology in the US which includes a tablet that enables customers to interact with an artificial intelligence personality called “Miles.”

Auto industry waste specialist Slicker Recycling has added a full interceptor and car wash cleaning service through its purchase of the John Rome business from the Avanti Group.

Top 50 Indie The Kay Group has installed a cloud-based workforce management system into all of its retail forecourts across the UK.

Businesses from across the retail industry are being encouraged to sign up to a new joint initiative to tackle the potentially deadly issue of people using refuse containers for shelter, which was recently launched by the UK’s leading waste management companies.

Businesses from across the retail industry are being encouraged to sign up to a new joint initiative to tackle the potentially deadly issue of people using refuse containers for shelter.

A major UK forecourt food operator has just installed the Clean Hands system as part of a drive to focus on improved food handling procedures and as a cost-saving and environmental initiative.

Sage adds benefits

01 December, 2016

Sage, the integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems company, is partnering with Personal Group Holdings plc, a provider of employee services, benefits and employee-related insurance products, to launch a new employee-engagement product for the SME market.

Certas invests in LED

01 December, 2016

Certas Energy has invested in a roll-out of Sloan LED under-canopy lighting across its Gulf-branded Scottish sites.

Key service launched

01 December, 2016

Parcelly is launching a new Key Exchange service, using its nationwide network of click & collect locations.

LM Group Technology is celebrating after its Oracle support service exceeded more than 1,000 sites on support five months after launch.

TLM Group Technology is celebrating after its Oracle support service exceeded more than 1,000 sites on support just five months after it was launched.

Parcelly is launching a Key Exchange service, using its nationwide network of click & collect locations.

A major UK forecourt food operator has just installed the Clean Hands system as part of a drive to focus on improved food handling procedures and as a cost-saving and environmental initiative.

Certas Energy has invested in a roll-out of Sloan LED under canopy lighting across its Gulf-branded Scottish sites.

Coffee roaster and tea blender The Drury Tea & Coffee Company has announced the launch of a new entry-level espresso machine from Rancilio, the Classe 5.

Cornwall Services has seen visitor numbers increase since it opened its Changing Places toilet for disabled visitors at the end of June. It had the facility installed by Clos-o-Mat, after the need for the assisted, wheelchair-accessible toilet with additional fixtures of a changing bench and hoist was highlighted by customer Rachel George, who has a 10-year-old disabled son.

TLM supports Envoy

04 November, 2016

TLM is now marketing and supporting the DataMax Envoy Global Retail Management back-office solution in the UK.

Making an impact

04 November, 2016

Vehicle wash specialist Wilcomatic has changed its logo to one that it says better conveys what the company does.

Polymer Logistics has announced the implementation of a range of its retail-ready packaging solutions by award-winning Sewell on the go. Sewell, which is on the Top 50 Indies list and recently won the Forecourt Trader of the Year Award, will initially deploy Polymer Logistics products at eight of its 12 convenience stores.

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